Virtual Winter School on Computational Chemistry

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The ABC of DFT


This is an introductory lecture on some very basic principles of density functional theory, and some basic properties of density functional approximations. Useful references are "DFT in a nutshell", for beginners with any background, "A perspective on DFT" for a survey of the field a few years ago, and "The ABC of DFT", my long online unfinished textbook draft. All are available at

Another useful resource is the video of my lectures in Israel, available at

Slides and notes

pdfPresentation slides for Winterschool 2016(750 KB)

Recorded presentation